One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Dinner

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 12, 2023
Thick like chili and with plenty of stuffed pepper flavor, this dish will warm you up on chilly days. —Charlotte Smith, McDonald, Pennsylvania
One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Dinner Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 medium green peppers, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef with green peppers and garlic over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink and peppers are tender, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, water, tomato paste, cheese and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 415 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.